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Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1995




Zingelbacks is situated in the countryside just outside Uppsala and the name is obviously based on my name.

In the kennel, we currently have four Rhodesian Ridgebacks; 9 years old SE UCH FI UCH Ridgerules Brave Enough To Tell, 4 years old Leo Tino’s Hope Of Happiness (living with a friend) and 3,5 years old top winning Swedish Ridgeback Ch Skallbjörnens Goliat Lejonhjärta and our baby, now three months old Zingelbacks Elza in Wonderland. And of course the wire-haired dachshound Zally, 1 year in May.

In 2020 the kennel’s first litter will was born.

Latest news

Litter born

So thrilled to announce Goliat's new babies in Finland. Yesterday 14 puppies where born at Dolcebay Kennel. All puppies had a birth weight over 500 g and all with fantastic ridges! Unfortunately 4 puppies were still born, but 4 boys and 6 girls are doing fine. Cannot...


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Breaking news

Yesterday, 28th of October 2020, 7 beautiful girls and 2 gentlemen were born! Mother Alice and babies are doing fine. All the puppies have already homes waiting for them. Read more here

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Rhodesian ridgeback


The Rhodesian Ridgeback resulted from crosses between ridgebacked dogs originally kept by native tribes in South Africa and other breeds, such as the Khoikhoi dog, Mastiff, Deerhound and some breeds that are not known. It was the native Khoikhoi dog that gave the Ridgeback his distinctive reverse-hair coat marking, a dominant characteristic that today makes him unique among dog breeds. The ridgebacks were imported by Boer settlers in the 16th and 17th centuries. Its standard, fixed in Rhodesia, dates from 1922.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback was used for many purposes. This impressive, protective hound could hunt game, retrieve, take care of children, and guard property. South African hunters discovered that the Ridgeback, used in packs, was very effective against lions, hence the breed’s other name, the African Lion Hound. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is well adapted to the harsh African environment. He can withstand very high temperatures and the damp cold of night. It can go without food for over 24 hours. Its country of origin is Zimbabwe


Bringing up a puppy

Bringing up a puppy, like its human counterpart, is largely a matter of common sense combined with your family’s way of life. There are, however, pitfalls which can be avoided. You can, of course, learn as you go – trial and error fashion – usually at the expense of the pup who is totally dependent upon you.


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Member of the Swedish Rhodesian Ridgeback Club, SRRS
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